You’ve Heard of Farm to Table, but Seed to Skin? Let Us ExplainVasilis Stergiou
It was almost a year and a half (though it felt like 10) that we were living under strict guidelines to wear a face mask at all times. Now that the mandate has become more lenient, what if we told you that there’s another mask out there that can bring that warm glow of 2019 (um, yesteryear) back to your skin?
Thanks to sisters-in-law Shannon McLinden and Delia McLinden’s mindful beauty brand FarmHouse Fresh, there is. But it’s not just their masks that seem to magically firm, lift and smooth our skin in just a few short minutes. Every. Single. Product. Is. LIFE-CHANGING. FarmHouse Fresh turns back the clock with products that read more like a chic brunch menu than your typical skincare ingredients. By using a farm-to-table approach in freshness, ingredient integrity and potency, the results are spectacular. Trust the science.
Just like any delicious meal or fan-favorite product, there always lies a special ingredient that can never be omitted—and it’s usually always herbaceous greens. In this case, microgreens, which hold more nutritional density than full-grown produce. Their heirloom cucumbers, for instance, are grown sustainably through hydroponics and aquaponics and harvested at juuuuuust the right time for extracting its insanely powerful vitamins—just for you. The leftover pulp from the produce is then fed back to the farmer’s egg-laying chickens (read: zero waste)—which leaves everyone happy, even the chickens.
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The seed-to-skin brand has a long list of organic or natural, vegan, and cruelty-free products that are also free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, from body balms to moisturizers, tonics, exfoliators, serums, lip care, body scrubs, candles and more. Here are two of the products I tried that kind of blew my mind.
Moon Dip Back To Youth Ageless Body Mousse: I have something to admit. I don’t always moisturize after the shower. I’m also in my 30s. And while I can’t go back in time and take my 20-year-old self by the shoulders and scream in her face about the importance of moisturizing, I can just use Moon Dip every night and act like the last decade never happened. It’s non-greasy, cloud-like texture is infused with fresh basil, watermelon, peptides and retinol. Now I have the body of a 20-year-old again. Funny how that happened.
Mighty Tighty Turmeric and Banana Tightening Mask: This was picked by Allure as one of the best banana-infused skincare products—and it’s no wonder. The smell alone is heavenly. I wanted to get a spoon, turn on Law & Order (the new one, where Christopher Meloni is back in action fighting organized crime) and eat this mask. Instead, I applied it on my face and let the tightening effect work its magic into my fine lines and wrinkles while I swooned over Stabler.
LIFE IS SHORT…SAVE SOMETHING FURRY
Oh, I saved the best for last: Every FarmHouse Fresh purchase helps to fund, rescue and rehabilitate abused animals (I know). They have their own nonprofit farm animal sanctuary housed at their ranch headquarters, and they help fund other rescuers as well. And, you can track your batch of products and see the exact animal rescues that resulted from your purchase.